|Plot Summary of Full Circle|
Reporter Penny Mackenzie and her co-worker, Maxie hide in a field outside of the little town of Pearl to catch some teenagers suspected of smoking marijuana. There is only a whiff of marijuana and the sound of a shovel digging before the youngsters get spooked and take off running. Penny and Maxie investigate and find a small box of dirt and rocks which turn out to be gold nuggets, and a skeletal foot. Reporting their find brings suspiciously little investigation from the local powers that be and Maxie is killed, her death called accidental. Penny knows better and continues her search for the truth in spite of suspicians about the gold nuggets and the founders of Pearl who made their fortune in the Alaskan gold rush. Penny's old flame returns to Pearl, handsome and distracting as ever, on the pretext of finding his aunt's long lost husband. Could these old bones the authorities are so slow in identifying be the long lost uncle? Was the city of Pearl founded on stolen claims and gold which belonged to someone else? What did Maxie find that someone was willing to kill to hide?
This synopsis report prepared by Jackie Griffey
|Chapter Analysis of Full Circle|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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